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Updated: 9/20 Breaking News! Adam Horowitz Tweets a special OUAT Season 4 Hollywood Premiere on 9/21!

Updated: 9/20 Information now on Once Upon a Time (Official) Facebook page:

On 9/19, @AdamHorowitzLA tweeted


When people thought is was next Sunday (9/28), he clarified


Note: It’s not showing on the El Capitan website, as yet.

Are you going to the Once Upon a Time Advance Premiere Red Carpet event at the El Capitan in Hollywood, CA?


If you love Once Upon a Time, you will love the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast at


OUAT Magically appears at D23 (I told you they would)

So it’s not a cast panel (like I kept thinking it might be), but at least it’s some Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland magic at the “Comic Con” of Disney, D23.


On Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Stage 23, Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be featured at a panel titled “ABC’s Once Upon A Time: Behind The Fairytale”. They will discuss Season 3 of Once Upon a Time and the new series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.



Note: We may see surprise guests in the panel. It does happen sometimes when schedules allow. Just sayin’

There will be a Q&A moderated by Jeffrey Epstein, The title of the Press Release mentions “Exclusive Screenings” which may be a general title for the D23 Expo Press Releases, by the showrunners may bring along some surprise footage to show to generate more buzz. We’ll see.


If that wasn’t enough – guests of the Expo can;

  • Board Captain Hook’s Jolly Roger on the D23 Expo Show floor,
  • See original props from the set,
  • See costumes (not on display at DCA ( I would imagine),
  • Visit the Evil Queen’s heart vault. There are tales that a surprise awaits when you unlock a box from Regina’s wall of hearts.
  • Here is the full text from the Press Release –

    AT D23 EXPO 2013

    Creators panel with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz who will talk about their hit ABC series Once Upon A Time as well as their new series, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, on August 10

    Guests Can Board Captain Hook’s Jolly Roger on the D23 Expo Show Floor

    BURBANK, Calif. – July 24, 2013 – Be among the first to watch ABC’s most anticipated new fall series and animated specials and have a chance to learn the secrets behind how they were made. Fans will have those opportunities at the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, where all the worlds of Disney come together, August 9 – 11, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be featured at a panel titled “ABC’s Once Upon A Time: Behind The Fairytale” on Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Stage 23. Eddy and Adam will talk about exciting developments for season three of their hit series Once Upon A Time as well as their new fall series, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, which takes place in the Victorian England of Alice and the strange new land that exists on the other side of the rabbit hole. The Q&A with the executive producers will be moderated by D23’s Jeffrey Epstein.

    Guests on the D23 Expo show floor are invited to come aboard the Jolly Roger for a swashbuckling good time with some of your favorite fairytale characters from ABC’s hit series Once Upon A Time. Explore the famous pirate ship and feast your eyes on original props from the set. You will also find Snow White, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, and Emma Swan (and Emma’s red leather jacket). Every pirate who boards the ship gets to visit the Evil Queen’s vault. And a surprise awaits when you unlock a box from Regina’s wall of hearts. No pirate will leave empty handed! Don’t let this exciting adventure sail by without you!

    In addition, as previously announced, guests will be able to get an up-close-and-personal look at some of the elaborate costumes from Once Upon A Time inside the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit located on the second floor of the Convention Center.

    About D23 Expo 2013
    The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks. For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.

    About D23
    The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at with members-only content; and member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.
    Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at and at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

    For D23 Expo logos and imagery, please visit

    ABC Media Relations: Janet Daily (818) 460-6456,
    Jeff Fordis (818) 460-6676,

    The Walt Disney Company / D23 Communications:
    Lisa Scalzo (818)560-3117,

    ABC Photography is available at or at (818) 460-6611

    — ABC —

    Great pics of Classic TV and Film Costumes from the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Much thanks to long time listener, Nat for these awesome photos from the TV and Film costume exhibit from the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, Novia Scotia.

    An Ewok says Hi!

    Luke’s ANH Sabre and his prop hand from ESB

    Oz Witch’s hat

    Robin’s TV costume

    Terminator 2 costume and prop

    Disney D23 2013 Press Release – Tickets on Sale 8/9/12

    NOTE: OUAT Fans. No OUAT cast or events have been announced at this time, but we will be watching and let you know.


    Discounted 2013 Tickets Available for a Limited Time

    D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Members-Only Benefits

    BURBANK, Calif. – July 26, 2012 – On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will open one year later and run from Aug. 9-11, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo celebrates the entire world of Disney entertainment and brings together all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products; Media Networks (including ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney) and Disney Interactive. D23 Expo 2013 marks the third Expo held in Anaheim, following Expos in 2009 and 2011.

    More than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2011 for the second D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. In anticipation of even bigger attendance, D23 Expo 2013 will feature: an overflow theater for the D23 Arena, which will accommodate more than 2,000 guests for live streaming of the popular Arena presentations; nearly double the size of presentation venue Stage 23 (formerly 1,000 seats); and an expanded show floor, to include Halls A, B, C and D, as well as a larger Collectors’ Forum to provide even more magical experiences for guests.

    As in previous Expos, D23 Expo 2013 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2011, celebrity appearances included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, and Kyle Massey, along with Disney executives and creative talent. They came together to bring special presentations, announcements, and performances to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

    D23 Expo 2013 will also feature the Disney Legends Awards–a stirring biennial event that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new Fan Art Contest themed to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins; the 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit featuring costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; plus amazing live events, celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences that celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney.

    Tickets for D23 Expo 2013 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From August 9–December 31, 2012, tickets will be $47 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be $40 for a one-day adult admission and $32 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members can save as much as $204 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit

    In addition to these special advance-purchase savings, D23 Members can also buy D23 Expo VIP Sorcerer Packages, extremely limited tickets that are only available to members. These packages offer incredible, exclusive opportunities.

    The SORCERER PACKAGE includes:

    · Three-day admission ticket

    · Reserved seating at all presentations in the D23 Arena and Stage 23

    · Commemorative Sorcerer credential

    · Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit

    · Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store and the Treasure Trove the day before the Expo is open to guests

    · Exclusive tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public

    · Private welcome reception

    · Special entrance to the Expo each morning

    · Hardbound Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives catalog

    · Hardbound Disney Legends ceremony commemorative program

    · A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist

    · Exclusive D23 Expo 2013 tote bag filled with gifts

    · “Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo

    · In addition, Sorcerer-level members have access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge

    Sorcerer Package tickets will be available exclusively to both Gold- and Silver- level D23 Members at $1,500 per ticket. Members will also have the option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and benefit are highlighted at

    D23 Members receive early admission to the Expo show floor, and D23 will once again give a special thanks to D23 Charter Members, providing them special access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge.

    Visit to relive some of the extraordinary experiences from the first two Expo events and get a peek at what’s to come in 2013.

    About D23

    D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present and future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his world-famous company. D23 unlocks the magic of Disney with a host of exclusive benefits, including a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at; a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special offers; free gifts throughout the year; as well as exclusive events created especially for its members.

    Gold-level D23 memberships are $74.99, and Silver-level memberships – which provide all benefits with the exception of a Disney twenty-three subscription – are just $34.99 a year. All discounts and special promotions are available to both Gold- and Silver-level D23 Members.

    Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting, or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

    #Disney – #ComicCon 2012 Disney Panel Day 1

    Since there was no D23, Disney packed up their magic bags and headed to Comic Con to unveil some of their tricks.

    Chris Hardwicke (@Nerdist) hosted the panel, and officiated the Q and A with Tim Burton about this project that has been a dream of Burton’s for many years.

    “When a group of fans stepped up to the microphone dressed in regalia from several of his films, Burton beamed with appreciation. “This makes me feel like my family has come to see me,” he said. But the presentation ended on a sentimental note as a young woman fought back tears of joy while trying to ask Burton, whom she described as “her inspiration,” what his experiences are like tryingto get these movies made.

    “I feel like you do,” he said. “When I think about it, I start to cry myself. Every movie I burst into tears for lots of different reasons. This one is special to me.””



    Oz, The Great and Powerful

    “Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” was up next, and the filmmaker took the stage in his trademark sport coat, a longtime homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Describing the film, he revealed, “It’s based on [L. Frank] Baum’s great books and it’s the story of who the wizard was and how he came to be the great wizard. He was a lothario and a cad, selfish, and throughout the course of the journey Oz [becomes] like the land of second chances for him. He’s shown the right way to live his life and he becomes more of a selfless man.”

    Raimi then introduced a montage of footage from the film, a rough trailer which not only set up the story but paid homage to its predecessor, the classic fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz.” Actor James Franco’s Wizard makes off in a hot air balloon, only to get swept into a tornado and transported to Oz, where he encounters the comely charms of Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz. The most exciting moment came, however, when the black and white footage that began the clip transformed into color, and expanded from an old-school 4:3 aspect ratio to startling, gorgeous widescreen.”


    Wreck it Ralph

    “Audiences will have to wait until March of 2013 to see how that particular film “came to be,” but “Wreck-It Ralph” is due out in late 2012, and it already had some terrific buzz even before director Rich Moore showed attendees a lengthy, 10-minute clip from the movie. “’Wreck-It Ralph’ is the story of a 1980s video game bad guy who after 30 years of doing the same job decides maybe there’s more to life – midlife crisis. Sets him out on a journey to prove he’s more than just a bad guy.””


    The Lone Ranger

    “About 6,000 fans at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday got the first look at “The Lone Ranger,” which stars Depp as Tonto.

    He wears long hair and full-face makeup to portray the Lone Ranger’s Native American companion. The brief clip hinted at the character’s craftiness, with one scene showing him riding beneath a speeding train. It also offered a peek at Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Helena Bonham Carter as a dame of interest, amid a backdrop of trains crossing the Western desert. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film.”